Sales Arborist – Kramer Tree Specialists

KRAMER TREE SPECIALISTS, INC.
300 CHARLES COURT
WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60185

Job Description:  Sales Arborist

Reports to:  Sales Manager, Sales Department

Location:  Kramer Tree Specialists, West Chicago, IL

The following is a list of specific duties, which are considered to be essential functions of the Sales Arborist position.  The list is not exhaustive as all positions at Kramer Tree Specialists are dynamic.  This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers.  The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list.

MAJOR OBJECTIVES:

The main objective of the Sales Arborist is to work under the direction of the Sales Manager to generate sales opportunities and meet sales goals.  The Sales Arborist will report directly to the Sales Manager.  Primary duties would include surveying commercial , municipal and residential properties, handling client proposal requests, and performing site inspections to identify and determine necessary arboricultural recommendations.  Arborists must be able to consult the production crews regarding recommendations proposed.  Responsible for developing and maintaining long-term client relationships and generating new business development leads through creative sales techniques.  Must be experienced with tree care safety hazards, tree ID and pest/disease evaluation, Integrated Pest Management, and tree and shrub diagnostics for pest and disease disorders.  Must be able to estimate time and cost for crews to carry out pruning, removal, cabling, or any other proposed tree care needs or services provided by Kramer Tree Specialists.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients
  • Effectively price all types of tree care treatments and other services offered
  • Strong communication skills for both internal and external clients – ensuring client satisfaction
  • Knowledge and ability to understand other competitor pricing within local demographic
  • Willingness to conduct client presentations for business development
  • Strong outgoing personality to effectively communicate with clients in a professional social setting
  • Perform site inspections for proposal preparation
  • Provide required information necessary for the development of proposals. Such information would include:
    • Development of site maps
    • Identification of plant material on site and the development of site plant inventory
    • Identification of current and potential pests/diseases
    • Proven ability to provide effective recommendation treatments or services
  • Ability to provide effective site risk assessment, addressing hazards, site conditions, tree conditions, etc.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced work environment
  • Maintain neat, clean, and professional appearance
  • Participate in Sales Department meetings and actively comply with the Sales Department Standard Operating Procedures
  • Comply with all Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. policies and guidelines such as appropriate attire, event attendance, etc.
  • Actively participate in the implementation and compliance of safety related programs and work practices
  • Working longer hours during peak selling periods with the high potential for weekend work as necessary

REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • ISA Arborist Certification
  • Experience in a sales oriented environment
  • Ability to identify problems and work in conjunction with others to implement effective solutions
  • Excellent verbal, inter-personal and written communication skills with both clients and co-workers
  • Advanced knowledge of tree identification, diagnostics, and services
  • Working knowledge of ANSI standards relative to the industry
  • Ability to assess all types of risk on a job site, including utilities, tree conditions, site conditions, etc.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Proven sales track record and ability to attain required sales goals
  • Ability to effectively price tree care recommendations and other services offered
  • Excellent organizational skills – ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks

 

PREREQUISITES:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • 2 – 5 years or more of arboriculture experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field (preferred)
  • Valid Illinois – Driver’s License
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